Law that gives the president the authority to decide who can obtain Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure has entered into force. 90 days have passed since the document was signed by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, RBK reports.
The adopted amendments will allow granting Russian citizenship to people from countries with a complex socio-political and economic situation and states where armed conflicts and regime changes occur.
The law simplifies the admission to Russian citizenship of compatriots living abroad.
«According to the law on citizenship, the simplified procedure for obtaining does not imply requirements for a residence permit and continuous residence in Russia for five years, as provided for by the general procedure,» the message says.
In some cases, compliance with the obligation to stay in Russia is either not required at all, or ranges from one to three years. In this case, the period for consideration of documents is also reduced and does not exceed six months.
For citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, it is up to three months.
An applicant has the right after expiration of a year to apply for re-application in case of refusal.